Social Organisation “Sumy City Student Organisation “Druzhba”
Social Organisation “Druzhba” (Ukr. “Friendship”) was registered on March 18, 2015 as a Student Organisation for the purpose of supporting and assisting the Muslim students of different ethnic and national origin, protecting their religious rights, and fulfilling their religious, cultural and sport needs.
Earlier, for ten years “Druzhba” has been a group of initiative young men, who rented a room for prayers in students’ campus (which they called “Prayer room “Druzhba”). In that room, they held Friday prayers, preached, held lessons for foreign students, and launched a Sunday School of Arabic Language and Oriental Muslim culture. For festive prayers, gyms were rented for several hours.
When the number of regular visitors increased greatly, the young Muslims started searching for a new place. Besides, they applied for the official registration of their social organisation.
In 2011, they managed to rent a 100 square metres office and raise funds for full repair, and gained momentum once again. On June 12 the organisation was revalidated.
“Druzhba” members hold the following events at their office:
— Friday and festive prayers;
— Saturday lessons for men and Sunday lessons for women;
— Sunday school of Arabic Language and Muslim oriental culture;
— Lessons for children;
— Intense Spiritual programme during the month of Ramadan;
— Mawlid an-Nabi;
— Lessons of Russian for foreign students;
— Excursions over the city for foreign students.
One can also hold the ceremony of nikkah (religious marriage), janazah prayer (funeral prayer), cering.
Address: 24 Sumsko-Kyivskih Deviziy Str, Sumy, postal code 40024
Telephone: +38 050 654-00-82 (Imam Rustam Khusnutdinov)
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